SGN, the company who manage the gas pipes and network in Hampton are carrying out roadworks around the Broad Lane to replace the old gas mains and services with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply to the local area
Starting on Tuesday 2 January, the works will last nine months with work progressing through Cleveland Avenue, Broad Lane and Marlingdene Close in five phases.
Engineers will be working Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm and on Saturdays between 8am and 2pm throughout the programme of works. Details of the work and each phase is below.
Phase One – From 2 Jan for 11 weeks (Orange on map)
Work will start upgrading the gas main in Cleveland Avenue. The work will progress northwards from Holly Bush Lane towards Broad Lane. At the start of the project, temporary traffic lights will be in place when SGN are working close to the Holly Bush Lane junction. Parking restrictions will also be in place as the works progress down Cleveland Avenue.
Phase Two – End of March for 7 weeks (Light purple on map)
The road works will progress into Broad Lane in late March. Temporary traffic lights will be in place between Cleveland Avenue and Percy Road.
Phase Three – Mid May for 7 weeks (Red on map, with green diversion route)
Perhaps the most disruptive part of the works; from mid-May, Broad Lane will be closed to all traffic from Percy Road to Tudor Avenue, according to SGN for safety reasons.
A signed diversion will be in place for through traffic via Percy Road, Holly Bush Lane and Tudor Avenue. Access for residents will be maintained via the western end of Broad Lane for the first three weeks and the eastern end for the following four weeks.
No word as yet on how this will affect the R70 bus route, but will update when we hear more.
Phase Four – July and August (Dark purple on map)
Broad Lane will re-open to traffic, with work progressing eastwards along Broad Lane. Temporary traffic lights will be in place at the junction with Marlborough Road and Tudor Avenue.
Once the works reach Nightingale Road the temporary traffic lights will move to the junction with Wensleydale Road.
Phase Five – August and September (Blue on map)
The final phase will upgrade the gas main in Marlingdene Close which may see some parking restrictions.
Find more information on the SGN website